THE DEPTHS OF MY SOUL — With the constant stresses of work, family and general adulting — compounded with the anxieties of my ever-present newsfeed — I thought warming my heart was impossible.
This video proved me wrong.
A judge at a dog show saw a young girl watching from the sidelines.— Goodable (@Goodable) March 5, 2020
The girl had autism, and she'd brought her stuffed animal.
So the judge stopped, walked over to her, and asked if she wanted to show her dog, just like the others.
This is what happened.
What’s not to love? A young girl is happily watching a dog show from its sidelines with her own stuffed puppy when she’s noticed by a judge. He seems pumped to thoroughly inspect her stuffed animal as if it were the greatest of show dogs — just look at the flourishes in his hand movements!
Then comes the cutest part yet, as the judge motions to the open space around them and gently places the dog on the ground. Totally on board, the girl sprints off, her doggie pulled along by a leash around her wrist (yes, in maximum sweetness mode, she brought a leash).
The judge scampers after her, clapping enthusiastically as the crowd behind the camera joins in. For several seconds this little girl’s stuffed dog is the best in the show ... and more importantly, she’s on the top of the world.
When the lap is done, the judge opens his arms wide and the girl runs in for a hug. They are appropriately greeted with a chorus of “ahh’s” from the stands.
Watching this video is the emotional equivalent of that hug, and I’m convinced it’s capable of curing all ailments. Whether your heart and soul are troubled or you just want an infectious smile and warm, fuzzy feeling, watch this clip ... then watch it again.